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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: for the first time ever, an experimental drug is showing great promise of slowing the alzheimer's disease. >> this is the first time we are seeing a slowing of the cognitive decline in patients with alzheimer's disease in this type of drug treatment. >> reporter: at first, the experimental drug seemed to fail as has every experimental drug to date. but when the manufacturer looked at it more closely, it found those with more mild disease had a less memory loss than those with the placebo, the 71-year-old retired expert still functions well. >> there are things that take a lot longer than they used to because i keep forgetting the order in which things have to be done. >> reporter: the results presented today combined studies with a total of 2,000 patients in the last two months. most scientists say it wouldn't be enough to reach the fda approval. but further studies show that it could help people with early alzheimer's disease. the drug is certainly not the cure that everybody wants, but for al krieger and millions with alzh
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
you're watching us on kark 4 news in little rock, arkansas, learn how math and science make things like video games and roller coaster possible at design zone. at the museum of discovery. >>> thank you so much. now here is an early look at your entertainment headlines. one of hollywood's most enduring couples are calling it quits. kind of surprised about this. danny da veto and ray a perelman have separated after 30 years of marriage according to a rep. the two met in 1970. they have three children all in their 20s. no word on what caused the split. >> do you remember the show "taxi?" >> of course. katy perry went all out with her performance complete with a special manicure that featured photos of the president and a democrat donkey. there you go. getting creative. >>> first justin bieber, now lady gaga. she got sick not once but four times on stage. and she kept on singing and dancing. >> wow. >> i want my money back. reports say gaga's been battling the flu. there you go. >>> finally, last night david blaine ended what he now says is his final endurance stunt. the illusionists w
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
out their shots may have been contaminated. a report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: about a million people receive steroid shots in the spine for back pain every year. several hundred patients are now receiving phone calls like this one -- >> this is cindy checking on our patients that had epidural steroid injections. need to know if everything's okay. >> reporter: health officials are now investigating 26 cases ofevere meningitis in five states including four deaths. officials are tryingo track down hundreds of other people in 23 states who got the injections and might be at risk. nbc news has learned health officials believe the outbreak originated at the new england compounding center near boston. the company is recalling hundreds of doses of a steroid compound it made for those lumbar injections believed to be contaminated with a fungus. >> one of the striking early features of this outbreak -- remember, we're still gathering data -- is that many of these patients are certainly middle-aged, they have back problems, but they're otherwise prett
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
100,000 new math and science teachers. and create 2 million more slots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i bh agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. so i want to lower it. particularly for manufacturing, taking it down to 25%. but i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy governor romney and i, we both agree that we've got to boost american energy production. and oil and natural gas production are higher than they've been in years. but i also believe that we've got to look at the energy sources of the future like wind and solar and biofuels and make those investments. so all of this is possible. now, in order for us to do it we do have to close our deficit. and one of the things i'm sure we'll be discussing tonight is how do
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. it's that old king and i thing. social psychological and personality science ranked how people reacted to men with different hairstyles. and found that those who sport a shaved head are perceived as masculine. don't pull out the shears just yet, because guys with less hair were also rated lower in attractiveness and also seen as being lower. >>> spirit airline took a shot at a competitor with a one-day only online promotion. yesterday spirit offered 7.57% off base fares on its 757s. get it? the ad on the website said we let fares loose, not seats. it's a direct shot at american airlines, which inspected dozens of 747 jets after seats came loose during a flight. spirit is known for controversial ads in the past, targeting tiger woods, among others. >>> a big night in politics is almost being eclipsed by a big bir bird. it spawned tons of tweets. a faux twitter account called fired big bird. that account was suspended this afternoon, but not before some of its tweets went viral. one said, romney will fire big bird and cookie monster and replace them with the replacement refs. and a tweet
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
and you guessed it, michigan. stocks on the move. edwards life science is dropping 18% after reporting sales of hard valves weaker than expected. yum brands which owns pizza hut, taco bell and kfc is returning to rapid growth i. was enough to send the stock up to just under $68 per share. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, hampton. >>> beauty products and cosmetics are one of the least regulated consumer products -- doctor, there's a lot of information on labels of everything from shampoo to lotion. you brought us an example of a shampoo label. let's take a look. >> right. >> tell us what we should be looking for. >> well, this is fairly new in that not all products have this labeling. what we really want to see is if there's an active ingredient, what is the active ingredient. >> we should be looking here as we look at the monitor. >> looking at the use. are we using it for the intended use? sometimes when people say the product doesn't work it's because they are not using it for the intended use. drug facts, know exactly what the active ingredients are, the warning and oth
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
pursue their creative vision. this year's winners work in fields from medicine to science, art, and journalism. recipients don't often know they've been nominated until they find out they are winners. >>> one of the winners of the award almost missed the chance to accept. mann m mandolin player chris thiel repeatedly ignored calls from the macarthur foundation. he thought they were election year robocalls. he finally researched the number online and found they were the macarthur foundation. >>> the debate over gay marriage continues in the baltimore ravens locker room. for the second time this season, a ravens player is going public with his opinion. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his paper the minneapolis "star-tribune," wrote an opinion. burke, who is a harvard grad wrote, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." ravens coach john harbaugh says he encourages the debate as long as it is respectful. >>> we've been talking about baseball and football, and now training camp begins for the wizards to
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:05am EDT
and since science isn't my strong suit, myrna gives me a more physical task. >> i'm going to have you follow wes's lead here and he's going to show you what we're looking at as we're trying to make sure we've got everything, nothing is settling on the bottom of the vat. >> is that what broke it up into this? >> that's what makes it firmer. >> can i touch it? >> when you cut it and it's really, really mushy. the more they cure it the firmer it's going to get. >> oh, my gosh. my arm hurts. i swear this job is the best arm workout. >> hooping involves scooping curds into cheesecloth, and spring sprinkling salt and rolling it all together. it's fast, furious and heavy. >> put it over the top and put your hand here. >> we pack the curds into wheels and add more salt. >> it's like playing in sand. >> pretty much. >> it's a preservative, a flavoring and also a way of bringing the moisture level down in the cheese. >> am i doing it right? >> we're in one of the caves where the bleu cheese ages and it takes about six months. >> you can kind of see the bleu starting to grow on the outside.
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, the muscles responding to the electricity. >> science class sparks a bad idea in frankenwienie. a dog owner in tim burton's animation tale and when his pet pal sparky dies, victor takes his homework to the next level and brings the dog back to life. soon neighborhood bullies want in on the act, which may end up destroying the entire town. >> your mother and i are going to be taken. >> liam nessen's particular set of skills earn him "taken 2" he now needs her help. criminals lawyer to those he took out vow revenge and capture the spy and his wife on vacation. he gives his daughter atatorial so they can thwart the bad guys, again. rated pg-13. >>> nicole kidman is jail bait in queet the paperboy." she enlists the help of a journalist played by matthew mcconaughey. zac efron has a crush on kidman which may turn into a love or death triangle. it's rated r. >>> an odd story. how a dog made a phone call that brought police to the oeper's house. >>> how batman got arrested while he was fighting crime. >>> and the secret to losing weight and keeping the weight off. the diets that are most
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:05am EDT
studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's potassium and hydrogen. all right. next questi
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
? >> there's a lot of emerging science. there's a percentage of americans that are trying gluten-free to help them feel better, to help them achieve personal goals, and we hope that gluten-free helps them get to where they want to go. >> it is a fad. there's no doubt the research data shows that it's a fad. it's a $4.9 billion business. >> elizabeth sloan. >> people believe it's going to make them lose weight and there's no scientific evidence to show that's the case. >> everybody's talking about it, but it doesn't mean that it's good for everybody. >> reporter: dr. mark hyman is the founder of the ultra wellness center. >> reporter: is gluten healthy? >> it's not either healthy or unhealthy. it depends on whether your body is rejecting it. >> reporter: there's this general feeling of people that getting off gluten is a better idea because it's going to make me healthier. true? >> if a food has a health claim on it, it's probably unhealthy. >> well said. >>> still to come, the woman who survived a horrific accident that actually separated her skull from her spine. she'll tell us about he
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
"taken 2" is rated pg-13. >> the muscles respond to electricity. >> science class sparks a bad idea in this movie. he's a good student and devoted dog owner but when his pet pal sparky dies victor takes his home work to the next level and brings the dog back to life. franken-weenie is rated pg. i hear it's pretty good. >>> the dance craze that has taken over seemingly the entire world. it's got more than 380 million views on youtube. people everywhere are busting a move to this catchy song. >> that's right. and some say cy is the next justin bieber. we'll take a closer look at the phenomenon. >> on july 15th the korean rapper named sai uploaded a new music video on youtube and it has taken the world by storm in less than three months. ♪ >> it's had a huge successes specially on the billboard charts. it's number one on the digital charts. it's number one on the youtube charts. and it hit number 28 for the first time last week on our charts the top 40 main stream. >> reporter: though the song is sung in korean that doesn't stop people here from listening to it. sai's dance moves whe
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
around. there's no science to this. that's beautiful. toss them in. okay. >> what's in here? >> toss it in here. mortar style, old school. >> cave man. >> cave man cuisine art. >> this weighs a ton. >> that goes right in. you got it. there you go. we're going to add some oil. now the one thing about this, guys, you need to cut them chunky or else they are not going to get crispy. >> we like them chunky. >> hoda likes her men that way too. >> i'm in her ball league. >> that's another story. if you don't have a mortar at home -- >> who does? i don't know one person who has one of these, i put a plant in that. >> on top, we're putting them in for about 450 degrees, 25 minutes. don't even think about them. >> smell them burning. >> a little charred is a good thing. we're going to make a dressing with tahini. >> i like tahini. >> what is it in everyone knows? >> hummus, give me some. >> i thought it was an island in the pacific. >> it's made out of sesame seeds. peanut butter but with sesame seeds. we're going to make a dressing. you're whisking, you're pouring. >> do what you know. >> comes
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
backed by thirty years of science. try centrum® silver. visit centrum-dot-com for your three dollar coupon. >>> finally here tonight, the story of a rescue operation involving brave aviation fliers and real sacrifice, and it has nothing to do with terrorism or war fare or hostile territory. it has everything to do with finding good homes for animals who are not facing any life at all inside a shelter. nbc's kerry sanders has more on the making a difference report. marionna, florida. tomorrow, another rural american town. but always, there are dogs. adorable puppies, rescued from so-called kill shelters. with no home and no one locally willing to adopt, these wonderful canines would be put to death were it not for a team of aviators who collect unwanted animals with those who want a dog. the paws organization finds the animals, loads them up, and then it is off. piloting this load of puppies to lakeland, florida, they have the puppies. >> just like a baby in the car. >> reporter: less than two hours in the air, and the dogs are back on the ground. a last-minute flight that jeff says
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, especially boys. our report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: jenna, like many moms, worries about protecting her kids from chemical contamination. especially the effects of bpa, found in plastics. >> i'm avoiding plastic in general. we try to drink out of glass. all of our water bottles are reuseable. >> reporter: a new stud zi suggests moms may be passing along bpa to their kids at birth. in a study, those with the highest levels of bpa had lower thyroid levels themselves and so did their sons. why boys? scientists aren't sure, but they've seen the same thing in animal studies. thyroid hormones help control many systems in the body. >> if bpa is impacting the levels during pregnancy, it could be affecting the learning of children later in life. >> reporter: it is part of many widely used plastic products. most americans have trace amounts in their bodies. while there have been many studies of bpa in animals, this is the first to show an effect on hormones in pregnant women and their newborns. in a statement, the american chemistry council said the a
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
lacka baby. >> doing math with the gets? >> doing s.t.e.avenue. m. >> science, technology, engineering, art and math. >> hey, do you do "gangnam style." >> what does that mean? >> gangnam sfooil? >> psy. the horse dance. >> the horse dance. >> you got it. >> like that. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ >> almost as good as david gregory. >> you name, it elmo can do it. >> there we go. >> that was fantastic. >> let's talk about -- did you read the "new york times." >> yeah, "new york times." there's an article that the word really is overused. >> really? >> really. >> really. >> a whole article devoted to, that really? >> really. >> it used to be kind of like that's surprising, but now it's that snarky really? >> really. >> really. >> it has been overused. by the writers and shows to make that kind of funny turn. it has been a little overused. what are some other -- i'm actually thinking of like, you know, like. >> like, and, you know, i'm a complete offender. >> seriously. >> serious ly. >> really? >> what words are overused? >> elmo loves overusing love. >> oh. >
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 11:00am EDT
, follow me on twitter. i have weather, science technology and nature news available. we are in the 50s to 60s now. a big spread in gaithersburg to 66 degrees currently in d.c. here is a look at your afternoon. we hit a high today of 69 to 72 degrees. i'm looking for mild conditions today. then when this front moves through that's going to allow the winds to kick up late afternoon and evening, behind that front, it's going to get cold again. tomorrow morning, i'll be back on this weather deck with my coat on. barbara in. >> thank you. >>> the price of gas could go up in montgomery county. rogerler lynn wants the ability to impose a county wide gas tax. the added revenue would fund transportation projects including the purple line. it comes after martin o mally's attempt to raise the gas tax. >>> take a look. new meaning to the term driving in circles. one driver didn't know how to get around the logan traffic circle in the district. as you see here, he drives through the grass and on the sidewalk to get to rhode island avenue. josh ritz captured this incident. someone called police. we don
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
back was against the wall, who faced a make or break debate. >> look, david, it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself. but, look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier we met a new mitt romney. we met a mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of his economic plan, which is his tax cut. i don't have a tax cut that's $4.8 trillion. i'm not going to cut taxes on the rich. i don't have a medicare voucher plan. i love teachers. and i think we need more of them. look, don't believe me. speaker gingrich was pretty eloquent running during the primaries and saying, mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. and if somebody says absolutely anything to get elected you have to wonder what they'll say when they are president of the united states. >> so, speaker, you did say he was fundamentally dishonest after debating him in the primaries. this is not a new attack against romney policy. >> no. and i think that the challenge for the obama people is pretty simple. the president
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
breakthrough awards, these are based fully on science, innovation, products that have done something that no other product has done before. and we actually work it out with te dermatologists and chemists. we make sure these are legit. >> they've been scientifically tested and approved. >> completely. >> let's take a look at, starting first with the real weightless foundation from georgio armani, apparently five different oils instead of water or powder. >> and you know how foundation can feel thick and heavy, this one uses all the different oils which you think would be greasy, but they're really light oils, they evaporate on the skin, so you get the pure pigment. it's maestro foundation. >> amazing. >> those who suffer from r rosasia, there is no medical cure for this, but you did find this cream can be helpful. >> there's no cream over the counter for this. and what happens is there's too many blood cells underneath the surface of the skin and too reactive. so this aven cream, it's french. >> anti-redness. >> right. >> for chronic redness. it has a protein that reduces the blood cells u
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